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Preterm birth rates haven’t declined in decades

Preterm birth rates from the local to the national level have remained fairly stable for the past few decades, but some in the obstetrical care community say the fact rates haven’t declined is frustrating. ...

Biking, running, swimming for recovery

In the middle of the night, gynecologic oncologist Dr. Melanie Bergman sat next to Rose Mary Volbrecht on her hospital bed at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, consoling her with the words...

Adolescent girls bored at higher rates than boys, study shows

If you’re the parent of a teenager, or spend any amount of time around them, it’s not a surprise to hear them say they’re bored. ...

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New best interest rule for investment brokers draws concerns

The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a new rule that went into effect Sept. 10 intended to require investment broker-dealers to act in the best interests of their client when making recommendations. ...

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Financial Trex targets Generation X, millennial clients

Though it wasn’t her intention at the start, a Spokane-based financial planner says her young firm has found a niche among younger generations of people in need of financial expertise. ...

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Self-employed professionals see more retirement flexibility

With Spokane’s booming entrepreneurial ecosystem, more people are stepping away from the traditional office into self-employment. With that comes not only more responsibility, but more flexibility when it comes to saving for retirement...

Rosauers to open first store in western Washington

Spokane-based Rosauers Supermarkets Inc. is expanding its reach geographically with the planned opening this weekend of a grocery store in the burgeoning city of Ridgefield, just north of Vancouver, Washington. ...

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Worksource’s Talent Solutions team evolve

In an ongoing shift to modernize, Spokane’s longtime employment and worker retraining agency WorkSource has revamped the duties of its former Business Engagement Team. ...

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Is #MeToo movement hurting attractive women?

Few could dispute that the #MeToo movement brought with it a tidal wave of empowerment and validation for women. Originally created by Tarana Burke in 2006, it eventually reached its media peak in 2017 with the sexual abuse allegations ...

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Kindergarten readiness worsens in Spokane area

Both locally and statewide, the majority of kids aren’t entering public schools “kindergarten ready,” state data show, and the problem appears to be getting worse. ...

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